Kudos and congratulations: October 4, 2022

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

XPO Logistics

Truck driver David Frazier has exceeded four million accident-free miles in his LTL career — the highest driver safety record in XPO Logistics’s history. The company tracks accident-free miles as part of its Road to Zero driver safety program. Frazier began driving LTL tractors in 1987 with Con-way, which was acquired by XPO in 2015. His groundbreaking four millionth mile was documented at the company’s terminal in Kernersville, North Carolina, where he has been based for over 34 years. It can take a professional truck driver nine years on average to cover one million miles, making Frazier’s accomplishment even more remarkable, given his tenure. The company has honored Frazier with a team celebration in Kernersville attended by district, region and corporate leaders. He also received the keys to a brand new XPO tractor with a customized cab design that displays his name and record achievement.

2022 Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presented Mexpress Transportation with the 2022 Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award (GR-TEA) at the EDGE Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee. The award recognizes companies or individuals that have excelled in using their knowledge, connections, and industry expertise to educate, support and create long-term impact through excellence in transportation-related fields. Gail Rutkowski has dedicated a lifetime of service to the trade as a shipper, carrier representative and consultant; also serving as a champion and advocate of the transportation industry. For the 2022 GR-TEA, Mexpress Transportation’s CEO Mike Gamel accepted the award. In 1998 Gamel co-founded Mexpress Transportation with the vision of establishing a road feeder service between the U.S. and Mexico that eliminated the border clearance process, as well as the delays and costs associated with the border. Mexpress Transportation is now 23 years old and has 14 terminals at the main airports in Mexico which are managed by their own employees. Mexpress Transportation’s transit times between the US and Mexico are comparable to deferred air freight and are more cost efficient/consistent than air.